Trinity co-hosting disability law event

Trinity College is supporting the first mooting competition between Oxford and Cambridge focused solely on legal issues affecting people with disabilities.

The inaugural Oxford-Cambridge Disability Mooting Championship will take place on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November, and is being co-hosted by Trinity and Worcester Colleges with the Faculty of Law, with partners Herbert Smith Freehills.

The moot will be spread across two days, consisting of preliminary rounds, semi-finals and a grand final. Eighteen teams of two students, nine teams from Oxford and nine from Cambridge will take part.

Luke Rostill, Tutorial Fellow in Law at Trinity, is on the event’s organising committee and says: ‘The aim of the event is to foster and enrich the study of disability and how it intersects with the law. The mooting competition is designed to highlight the intellectual and practical challenges encountered by those who work on disability law and to raise awareness of the legal and social issues faced by people with disabilities.’

The Grand Final of the mooting competition will be judged by Professor Anne Davies (Dean of the Oxford Law Faculty and Professor of Law and Public Policy); Adam Johnson QC (Deputy High Court Judge and a partner in the Disputes Division at Herbert Smith Freehills); and Professor Alison Young (Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law and Director of the Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge).

The Grand Final will be followed by a panel discussion on ‘Disability at the Intersections: A “hostile environment” for BAME people with disabilities?’. The panel will comprise: Councillor Saghir Alam OBE (former Disability Rights Commissioner); Dr Shreya Atrey (Associate Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford); Junie James (joint founder of the Afrikan Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative); and Kamran Mallick (Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK). The panel will be chaired by Nomfundo Ramalekana (Graduate Teaching Assistant in Human Rights Law, and blog editor for the Oxford Human Rights Hub).

All are welcome to attend the Grand Final and panel discussion, but registration is required.

Posted: 12 November 2019

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